The PNG – Australian Policing partnership is being extended to the highlands region, with the training of junior and senior police officers.
The Australian Federal Police have arranged with the United Kingdom College of Policing to train PNG police officers’ leadership skills.
The leadership workshop is focused on helping junior and senior police officers in the highlands region understand the different levels of leadership and their responsibilities in the constabulary.
By understanding the rank and file, police officers can respect each other’s duties and responsibilities and improve the image of police officers to the public.
The workshop has come at a time where the image of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is suffering from instances of police brutality and infighting.
The course will help officers understand the distinction between rank and file in the constabulary, and adhere to command and control.
Eastern End Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Nema Mondiai, wants to see police officers become competent after the completion of this training.
A similar workshop will be conducted for female officers in the region workshop next week.
By Vasinatta Yama – EM TV News, Mt Hagen